'A twisted killer and a killer twist. Kill to get a copy' Simon Toyne, bestselling author of The Boy Who Saw
A body is discovered with six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press as the 'Ragdoll'. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William 'Wolf' Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.
The 'Ragdoll Killer' taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them. With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?
'A brilliant, breathless thriller' M.J. Arlidge, bestselling author of Down to the Woods
Perfect for fans of MJ Arlidge, JP Delaney, Steve Cavanagh, Chris Carter and Helen Fields
Readers LOVE Ragdoll . . .
'This book kept me captivated, my heart pumping and guessing to the very end!'
'...a rollercoaster of a thriller.'
'...one of the most well written crime thrillers I have ever read'
'A very well written debut novel which had all the twists and turns and intrigue that you need.'
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Fans of cosy mysteries solved over tea are advised to look elsewhere. Ragdoll is unabashedly gory—the title refers to a corpse cobbled together from the body parts of multiple murder victims. Despite or because of this gruesome premise, you’ll be drawn into this dark thriller as Detective William Fawkes (a.k.a. Wolf) and former partner Emily Baxter try to identify the victims and prevent the body count from climbing. Yet Daniel Cole’s fast pacing doesn’t sacrifice character development, with Fawkes and Baxter’s intense relationship played out brilliantly against the race to catch the serial killer.
Set in London, Cole's strong first novel a gritty fusion of police procedural, mystery, and thriller follows emotionally unstable detective William "Wolf" Fawkes as he attempts to track down a killer who dismembers his victims and stitches various body parts back together to create a nightmarish single "ragdoll." As a team of overworked investigators diligently searches for clues, it becomes apparent that all the victims are somehow connected to a highly controversial case in Fawkes's past, one that involved freeing a man suspected of being London's most prolific serial killer (27 teenage prostitutes killed in 27 days). When the press receives a list of the killer's future victims and the exact dates of their deaths, Fawkes whose name is last on the list realizes that he has just a few weeks to find the deranged psychopath and save himself. Cole uses the rising tension and the mystery of the killer's true identity to create a page-turning narrative, though the final payoff seems a bit underwhelming after such a powerful setup.
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Unputdownable if that's a word.
I can’t believe this book is free to read. It’s so brilliant it’s really surprising that it’s not chargeable.
Ok for a free book
Predictable and full of cliches